On the third day, you can arrange an outing for your child. Make sure that they pee before you leave so that you are able to avoid accidents as far as possible. This also serves as a lesson for your child when it comes to having to pee before they leave home.
On Day 3, one of two things will happen. Your child may seem to instantly get it and keep dry the whole day or they may still have little accidents. The outcome depends on, believe it or not, how you have approached the process more than anything else. Children all learn at their own rate and so pressurizing them to get it right can be more detrimental to their progress.
Keep your emotions in check and keep being positive. Make sure that your child knows that you love them and are proud of them whether they make progress or not. If they know that they are free of the pressure of having to please you, they are more likely to make positive progress.
It pays to remember that your child can always surprise you – maybe they don’t get it the first or second or even twenty second time but, when they finally do get it right, they learn extremely fast.
When you can see that your child has mastered this, give them some independence by letting them use the potty without telling you or calling you to help. Normally once you have reached this point, everything else is smooth sailing.
If you like, you can go back to the 3 Day Potty Training Method Overview.